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One of United Way of Mid Coast Maine's most important ongoing initiatives is our work with United Ways statewide to support 2-1-1 Maine, the free, confidential, 24-hour telephone referral line to help Maine people connect with information and services.

Are you unsure of how to find services to help a family member, a friend, or yourself?

2-1-1 is where you start!

Whether you need to find after school care, counseling, elder care or volunteer opportunities, there are two simple ways to connect to 2-1-1 Maine.

You can dial 2-1-1 and be instantly connected with a trained and friendly specialist ready to help OR visit 2-1-1 Maine online at with its simple-to-use statewide directory.

Since 2006, 25,456 calls have been received from Mid Coast residents needing help. Most calls concern utilities and heating, housing and rent, basic needs such as food and clothing, and mental health issues, but 2-1-1 has information on hundreds of topics and access to services throughout Maine.

Download the Directory of Commonly Requested Community Services